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A reenchanted world : the quest for a new kinship with nature

Author: James William Gibson
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For more than two centuries, as Western cultures became industrialized, they increasingly regarded the natural world as little more than a collection of useful raw resources. The folklore of forest spirits was displaced by the practicalities of logging; the traditional rituals of hunting ceremonies gave way to indiscriminate butchering of animals for meat markets. In the famous lament of Max Weber, our surroundings  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James William Gibson
ISBN: 9780805078350 0805078355 9780805091489 0805091483
OCLC Number: 236117314
Description: x, 306 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Modernity and its discontents --
Animals who speak to us --
Holy lands --
Space exploration, Gaia, and the greening of religion --
Eco-warriors and blood sacrifice --
Loving it to death --
Imitation wildness and the sacred casino --
The right-wing war on the land --
Fighting back --
The journey ahead.
Responsibility: James William Gibson.
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"Of all the holes in the human heart, perhaps none is bigger than the space once occupied by our connections to wild things and the rhythms of nature. "A Reenchanted World "reveals the many ways in Read more...

 
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